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SARDOU, Victorien Rabagas. Comedy in five acts,...

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SARDOU, Victorien Rabagas. Comedy in five acts, in prose [...]. Paris Michel Lévy frères ; Librairie nouvelle (impr. J. Claye) 1872 In-8° : [4]-240 pp. (half-title slightly browned). Half-cape-red morocco with corners signed Champs-Stroobants, marbled paper boards with gilt fillet, gilt-studded ribbed spine, entrenerfs decorated with a stylized rosette mosaic of turquoise and olive morocco, marbled paper endpapers, covers and witnesses cons. (discharge of ex-libris on one bl. endpaper). In rhodoid sleeve and marbled paper slipcase. Very fine copy. Second edition, on strong vellum paper, published the same year as the original on light paper and offered as a bonus to readers of "Paris-Journal". The play premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Vaudeville on February 1, 1872. Enriched with a visiting card from the author with a note in his hand signed "Sardou": "Cher ami, la comédie a encore un tambour à moi. Please send it to me [...], best regards". Ref. Vicaire VII:375. - Wittock 1474 (our ex.). Prov. Laurent Meeûs (gilt bookplate on red leather). - Jean E. Leclercq (id.). - Victor Mercier] (bookplate with motto "Librorum Flos Illibatus").